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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
No social encounter delights me more than meeting a doctor at a cocktail party. In clinical settings, doctors tend to be guarded and aloof. Catch one with a whiskey in…
Peter Rasmussen was always able to identify with his patients, particularly in their final moments. But he saw himself especially in a small, businesslike woman with leukemia who came to…
PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY. FEBRUARY 17, 1997. In the beginning, there was a brain. All of the universe was the size of this brain, floating in space. Until one day it simply…